SISTERS OF A DIFFERENT SKIN
“Sisters of A Different Skin” is the brainchild of award-winning songwriter and Berklee professor, Susan Cattaneo. Cattaneo says, “This song started as an a cappella voice memo in my phone. Many recent events in the news inspired me to write this song. It feels like it’s an important time to talk about gender equality and empowerment. I had this image of this chorus of women of all ages, races and musical genres singing it. Fortunately, I’ve worked with many wonderful women in the New England music scene, and they all came together to sing it with me.”
There are 26 women who made this project possible. We decided to call ourselves the Lucy Stone Singers. Lucy Stone was a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree.
All proceeds from sales of the single will go to Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.
This organization is not politically aligned. It promotes advancement for women by addressing the gender gap in the technology world. And a large portion of the girls who participate is from underprivileged areas, so it promotes advancement opportunities across all walks of society.
THE LUCY STONE SINGERS
Meet the Lucy Stone Singers. Twenty six women from New England who come from different musical genres and styles but who have come together to record a song about gender equality and empowerment.
These powerful female artists perform on a spectrum of musical styles from indie, blues, pop, folk, bluegrass, americana and gospel.